Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

AFRO-FUSION vocalist Willis Wataffi first hogged the limelight as part of Afrika Revenge - an exciting young group also made up of Mehluli Moyo - with the release of hits such as Wanga and Anochengeta. ...

ZIMBABWE Prison and Correctional Services Commission (ZPCS) brand ambassador and dendera musician Sulumani “Sulu” Chimbetu (pictured) has urged motorists to be vigilant when driving, following several accidents he witnessed during his tour in Mashonaland Central province last week. ...

SUPERMODEL Charlyn Muleya is set to represent Beitbridge at this year’s Miss Tourism Zimbabwe national finals after shrugging off stiff competition from eight other models gunning for the Miss Tourism Beitbridge crown at the weekend. ...

MUSICIAN Jah Prayzah’s manager Keen Mushapaidze has described the artiste as a “comedian”, as he hardly took to heart some of the vitriolic criticism he receives from people, but found fun in it. ...

MISS Teen Zimbabwe Wadzanai Muzvongi was adjudged the first princess during this year’s edition of the Miss Teen Continentals pageant finals held in Las Vegas, the United States, on Thursday last week after giving a good account of herself on the ramp. ...

RENOWNED film writer and producer of the popular Gringo cartoon and television character, Enock Chihombori, yesterday said he was frustrated by the lack of funding which he said was the cancer eating away the industry. ...

MIDLANDS rising Isichathamiya gospel group — Ijongosi Great Stars - is set to release its fourth album titled Konke Kulungile on Saturday at the Bulawayo Theatre. ...

BINDURA University of Science Education (BUSE) ended Midlands State University’s dominance in the Enactus national competitions on Friday. ...

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Lake Kariba is a special place of incredible beauty, which is a nature lover’s dream. ...

TRENDING gospel artiste, who came into the limelight through his melodious song, Mebo, which attracted national anthem status, says he has a surprise for his fans. ...

SOUTH Africa-based Matabeleland Entertainment News (M.E.N) is set to stage this year’s edition of the annual Dr Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Celebration through arts at the Berea Charles Gorchel Park (Mtshangani Park) in Johannesburg on July 28. ...

RISING music sensation MJ Sings is at loggerheads with fellow artiste and music promoter Sugar Shane over allegations that his name and image were used to promote a show without his consent. ...

TELONE has expanded its DEOD platform by adding 12 new channels to the existing 15 as it seeks to expand its offering to the Zimbabwean market. ...

THE murder of a South African, Karabo Mokoena, by her boyfriend Sandile Manstoe last year, inspired 21-year-old Nobert Makoche to introduce his first professional play, Imbokodo, which recently premiered at the Jasen Mhpepo Little Theatre in Harare. ...

AUDITOR-GENERAL Mildred Chiri has said the status of the Zimbabwe Film and Television School of Southern Africa (Ziftessa) needs to be regularised as it is unclear whether it is public or government entity, and yet it gets financial support from Treasury. ...

ZVISHAVANE-BASED Sungura star Gift Amuli yesterday said he was attracting huge crowds during shows in Mozambique as compared to those on home soil. ...

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Bulawayo arts group Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) and Julia Meinx have been nominated for the Stella Awards in Australia, in the Outstanding Music category in their co-production Radio Freedom with Theatre Ansicht and Next Liberty Graz. ...

ALL is set for the Miss Tourism Beitbridge slated for this Saturday at Kingdom Light Auditorium in Beitbridge. ...

Veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni has died. She was 77. ...

AWARD-WINNING Zimdancehall chanter Killer T continues to dominate the genre with his recent release of a richly-packed singles collection, Mukuru Mukuru. ...

Polish-American musician, writer, teacher, director, translator, and healer, Klara Wojtkowska (KW), first visited Zimbabwe for seven days in 2010 and later spent three weeks in the country during the same year. ...

FORMER banker-turned-gospel musician, Tafadzwa Mukaro, yesterday said many gospel artistes lacked effective marketing skills to push their brands, resulting in many of their music shows attracting paltry crowds, compared to other music genres. ...

VERSATILE Polish American artist Klara Wojtkowska has revived ceremony theatre in the country through the Zimbabwe Theatre Academy following the production of a stage play titled Song of the Sacred Mountain, which premiered at the Alliance Francaise at the weekend. ...

THREE things come to mind when one thinks of Mathias Mhere as a musician — determination, drive and passion. ...

AFRO-JAZZ band Ancient Tribes, led by Maizon Tazvitya, is set to host a two-hour fundraising concert, dubbed Something Musical, on Friday at Joina City to raise funds for its No to Girl Child Abuse campaign that will target Harare’s peri-urban settlements. ...

TOP music producer and instrumentalist Clive “Mono” Mukundu yesterday said it was important for musicians to equip themselves and enhance their professional profiles by upgrading their educational qualifications. ...

GWERU-based wheel spinner and radio personality Blessing “DJ Blesh” Nyanhete is set to tour the United Kingdom in September after making headlines in local media, which made him gain popularity globally. ...